|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by Sir John Mandeville:
fat they eat them anon. And if they be lean they feed them till
they be fat, and then they eat them. And they say, that it is the
best flesh and the sweetest of all the world.
In that land, ne in many other beyond that, no man may see the Star
Transmontane, that is clept the Star of the Sea, that is unmovable
and that is toward the north, that we clepe the Lode-star. But men
see another star, the contrary to him, that is toward the south,
that is clept Antartic. And right as the ship-men take their
advice here and govern them by the Lode-star, right so do ship-men
beyond those parts by the star of the south, the which star
appeareth not to us. And this star that is toward the north, that
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lysis by Plato:
neither the beloved, nor the lover, nor the like, nor the unlike, nor the
good, nor the congenial, nor any other of whom we spoke--for there were
such a number of them that I cannot remember all--if none of these are
friends, I know not what remains to be said.
Here I was going to invite the opinion of some older person, when suddenly
we were interrupted by the tutors of Lysis and Menexenus, who came upon us
like an evil apparition with their brothers, and bade them go home, as it
was getting late. At first, we and the by-standers drove them off; but
afterwards, as they would not mind, and only went on shouting in their
barbarous dialect, and got angry, and kept calling the boys--they appeared
to us to have been drinking rather too much at the Hermaea, which made them
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Euthydemus by Plato:
goods? For a dispute might possibly arise about this. What then do you
They are goods, said Cleinias.
Very well, I said; and where in the company shall we find a place for
wisdom--among the goods or not?
Among the goods.
And now, I said, think whether we have left out any considerable goods.
I do not think that we have, said Cleinias.
Upon recollection, I said, indeed I am afraid that we have left out the
greatest of them all.
What is that? he asked.